— Learn how to create a family plan and find the support you need You may care for someone full time, 24/7. Or you may help someone with driving or grocery shopping a couple times a week. Either way, you’re a caregiver. And AARP’s caregiving expert, Amy Goyer, is here to guide you on your journey during the Online CAREversations Workshop. It’s a live, interactive event, so it’s the perfect way for busy people like you to access expert advice, interact …

health care nevada

— Large Majorities of Older Voters Across Party Lines Oppose the Age Tax, Removal of Pre-existing Condition Protections, Medicare and Medicaid Cuts AARP Nevada today released new survey data highlighting the deep divide between Americans and Washington politicians over health care policies important to older Americans. “Health care is a deeply personal issue that has a real and immediate impact on American families across the political spectrum. These survey findings are very clear – people don’t support legislation that would mean …

home repair fraud

— The summer months are prime time for home repair scams. The general ruse involves someone coming to your door and offering to do work on your home, typically at a big discount. How it works: A con artist representing himself as a contractor comes to your door and claims he has just finished a job for a neighbor. Since he’s in the neighborhood, he’ll say, you can get work done at a steep discount. Only he will demand payment upfront, …

solar decathlon

— Once again, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas is competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathalon, a collegiate competition of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. This year, the UNLV team has an additional goal in mind. AARP Nevada provided a volunteer focus group to help the engineering students design a home with aging in mind. The team’s 964-square-foot contest entry includes features that …

— AARP Nevada Fraud Watch Network again provides free presentations to help those throughout the state protect themselves against fraud. Fraud is a subject that never goes out of style, unfortunately. But you don’t have to be a victim of fraud. Educate and protect yourself against crooks and criminals by attending one of AARP Nevada’s Fraud Watch Network presentations at your closest Clark County Library location. The free sessions continue during the hot summer, once per month, and give attendees practical …

AARP Nevada

— Turning 50 hasn’t changed the way this veteran actor approaches his role in Phantom of the Opera, which makes its way to Las Vegas. Reaching the age of 50 is no longer “over the hill” or worthy of black birthday balloons. Case in point: gifted actor David Benoit. Benoit, 51, joins us on the May episode of the AARP Nevada Voices Podcast to discuss his long and accomplished career. Benoit, and the rest of the touring cast of the beloved …

— Eager to learn more about social media sites like Facebook and Twitter? AARP Nevada offers FREE classes throughout the state to teach you more. It’s a great way to stay in touch with family and friends and to learn from great volunteers here at AARP. UPCOMING CLASSES: Henderson – Heritage Park Senior Facility – Call (702) 267-2950 to register in advance for these FREE classes. Tuesday, May 16 – 5:30pm – Facebook 101 Tuesday, June 13 – 12:30pm – Facebook …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

retirement savings

— Today AARP Nevada released a new report showing that Nevada could save taxpayers $24,048,204 over the next 15 years by helping people save more of their own money for retirement. AARP is working to create access to private savings vehicles for the 569,332 Nevadans who lack access to a workplace retirement savings plan, like a 401(k), by setting up programs that are similar to 529 college savings plans for retirement “Too many small business employees don’t have a way to …

aarp fraud watch network

— The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers in Las Vegas with an “Operation: Stop Scams” shredding event to be held at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino parking lot on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. “Many Americans clear out and discard their obsolete financial documents at the end of the tax-filing season in April.  Our shredding events in dozens of communities provide a convenient and safe way for people to destroy this sensitive paperwork,” said Nancy …